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Wi-UAV 2010 : Globecom Workshop on Wireless Networking for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles


When Dec 6, 2010 - Dec 6, 2010
Where Miami, Florida, USA
Submission Deadline Jul 2, 2010
Notification Due Aug 13, 2010
Final Version Due Aug 31, 2010
Categories    wireless sensor networks   unmanned aerial vehicles   mesh networks   sensor networks

Call For Papers

Wi-UAV 2010
IEEE Int. Workshop on Wireless Networking for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
in conjunction with IEEE GLOBECOM 2010

Miami, FL, USA

Dear colleagues,

the international IEEE workshop on Wireless Networking for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Wi-UAV 2010,, co-located with the IEEE International Conference on Global Communications (GLOBECOM 2010), will be held in Miami, Florida, USA on December 06, 2010.

You are kindly invited to submit your research paper to this workshop and discuss current innovative technological advances in the area of UAV communication systems and applications.

The deadline for submission via the EDAS system is: July 2nd, 2010.

Aims and Scope:
The availability of low-cost Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), such as quadrocopters and blimps, opens up the prospects of an entirely new class of interconnected Low Altitude Platforms, which are hosted at altitudes of up to a few hundred meters. These aerial networks allow for new sensor applications like 3D-air-quality-measurements on the one hand and for new navigational strategies that are based on inter-robot communication like swarming on the other hand. Generally, the wireless networks for UAVs require highly reliable and low delay links for transmitting, administering and managing UAVs and user/sensor/mission data respectively. At the same time UAVs offer the capability to provide ad-hoc wireless networks, for example to facilitate temporary communication hot spots in case of public events and emergencies. Additionally, UAV-based networks may be flexibly deployed to compensate network outages. The workshop aims to share and discuss most recent results of various international research initiatives in the area of communication systems for aerial wireless networks. The focus of the workshop will be based on projects and research aiming at civilian applications.

• Communication technologies and protocols for UAVs
• Air-to-ground and air-to-air communication
• Network architectures for UAVs and mesh networking
• Interworking with satellites and terrestrial networks
• Remote and autonomous control of UAVs
• Localization and vision based sense-and-avoid
• Mini / Micro UAVs and enhanced Health Management
• Channel models and antenna design for UAVs
• Use of civilian networks for UAVs communication
• Interfaces and cross platform communication
• Communication for navigation, control and guidance
• Communication and system design
• Mission control centers and backend communication
• QoS mechanisms and performance evaluation
• Advances in remote sensing: miniaturization, low-weight and energy efficient communication
• Agent based mobility, multi-platform control
• Cognitive capabilities and swarming
• Results from prototypes, test-beds and demonstrations (incl. live demos during workshop)
• Aerial sensing, surveillance and reconnaissance
• Air traffic control and spectrum regulation
• Standardization, applications and services

Submission Guidelines and Publication:
GLOBECOM workshops accept only original, previously unpublished papers.
Concurrent submission to GLOBECOM and other conferences or journals is not allowed. Prospective authors are encouraged to submit papers in IEEE conference style up to 5 pages through EDAS submission system (, but one additional page is allowed with additional publication fee.

Accepted papers will be published in the IEEE digital library (IEEE Xplore). An accepted paper must be registered before the registration deadline. An accepted paper should be presented at the workshop. Failure to register before the deadline will result in automatic withdrawal of the paper from the workshop proceedings and the program. GLOBECOM has the right to remove an accepted and registered but not presented paper from the IEEE digital library.

Important Dates:
Submission due: July 2, 2010 (Friday)
Decision notification due: August 13, 2010 (Friday)
Camera-ready and registration due: Aug 31, 2010 (Tuesday)

Organizing Chairs:
Prof. Jonathan How
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Prof. Christian Wietfeld
Dortmund University of Technology, Germany

Program Committee
Prof. Liang Cheng, Lehigh University, USA
Kai Daniel, Dortmund University of Technology, Germany
Nicolas Lewyckyj, Ph.D., VITO, Belgium
Prof. Eytan Modiano, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Paul Scerri, Ph.D, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Prof. Shigeru Shimamoto, Waseda University, Japan
Prof. Antonios Tsourdos, Cranfield University, United Kingdom
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kimon Valavanis, University of Denver, USA
Prof. Luiz Vieira, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil

Best regards
Workshop Organizers
Jonathan How and Christian Wietfeld

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